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Iraq denies reports of mediating between Iran, Saudi

IANS  |  Baghdad 

has denied reports that is mediating between regional rivals and Saudi Arabia, media reported.

The Gulf that "Iraqi proposed to mediate" after "offered to negotiate with Saudi Arabia" are "absolutely untrue," Salih's office said in a statement, reported on Monday.

"We stress the need to take accurate information from reliable sources, which is in line with the professional charters of the media," the statement added.

Earlier in the day, a separate statement by Salih's office said the Iraqi arrived in the capital after visiting neighbouring countries including and

Salih's regional tour starting on November 11, the first of its kind since he took office on October 2, also covered Kuwait, the (UAE) and Jordan, and aimed at boosting Iraq's relations with

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First Published: Tue, November 20 2018. 02:34 IST
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